His Eye Is On The Sparrow
Mistletoe Movie Star by Stacey Weeks is a delightful contemporary Christian novella that will warm your heart.
The reader becomes cocooned in the friendly welcome from the town of Mistletoe. It is a town with a social conscience and a heart for the homeless.
There are battles to be overcome. It is important to remember that not every battle we fight is ours. Sometimes we just have to be still and let the Lord fight for us. We must press into Him and trust His guiding.
A Life Lived Well
A Holiday Heart by Denise Weimer is a perfectly delightful contemporary Christian tale that will warm your heart. It is part of the Georgia Peaches series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The novel concerns the legacy that we leave. A legacy is so much more than material goods. We see a grandmother’s legacy of love as she left behind memories, life lessons and final wishes. The love radiates outwards encompassing the reader. The grandmother is deeply missed by all those whose lives she touched. She lives on through them.
The action is set within the countryside in log cabins in the lead up to Christmas. It is here that a character comes alive, realising her potential and the plan that God has for her life.
Life may have been hard in the past and a character turned their back on God blaming Him for the losses in life. But God never gave up pursuing a heart that was once His. A grandmother’s legacy is to open a heart to see the goodness of God.
Seven Reflections From The Ocean by Marion Ueckermann is a collection of sea themed devotions that really focus the mind on the awesomeness of our God. It is part of the In All Things boxed set with thirteen weeks of devotions.
God is in charge of the macrocosm of the universe and the microcosm of you and me. As we journey through life, we can see His footprints in our lives. He guides us through storms. He is our anchor and He leads us through the fog.
Marion Ueckermann has produced seven powerful devotions that will speak into our lives.
A Festive Flavour
An Ivy Hill Christmas by Julie Klassen is a delightful Christian historical novella. It is part of the Tales From Ivy Hill series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The story is set in 1822 in England. At times it was reminiscent of A Christmas Carol and also Pride And Prejudice but it is a perfectly wonderful tale in its own right. Snow, the festive season and Ivy Hill all blend together to tantalise the reader’s imagination.
I loved catching up with old and meeting new faces. Love and welcome abound throughout. Lives are transformed from icy indifference to care. Philanthropic hearts are huge as people are rescued from their situations. This is a motif for god as He rescues us from a life of disconnection from Him as He draws us close to His heart.
It is not good to live with an eye on the past and a heart full of unforgiveness. We need to forgive and exchange a heart of stone for a heart of flesh.